Tucker Woman Dies, Two from Stone Mountain Injured in Crash

News report: Driver Donald Thomas of Stone Mountain lost control of vehicle.

Updated May 13, 11:17 p.m. 

Authorities in Florida are now saying that three people died as a result of Friday evening's single car accident in Hamilton County, not just one as previously reported, according to the Suwannee (FL) Democrat.

Florida's Highway Patrol identified a woman killed in the accident as Mary Wargula, 72, of Tucker. Also killed were Stanley Wydra, 70, and Emily Wydra, 68, both from Suwannee, Ga. Stanley Wydra was the only occupant not wearing a seatbelt.

All were passengers in a Ford Expedition driven by Donald Thomas, 59, of Stone Mountain, according to News4Jax. Thomas was driving south on Interstate 75 near mile marker 442 when he lost control of the SUV, overturning several times before coming to a stop on top of a guardrail, police said. Two of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle.

Henry Wargula, also of Tucker, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and another passenger, Salvestine Thomas of Stone Mountain, was treated for minor injuries. The driver's condition was unknown at press time, and charges may be brought against him pending results of a breathalyzer test.

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